Associate Director, Graduate Schools

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Posted Under: Normal, Illinois jobs in Other; Other jobs
Posted On: 2017-10-20 05:00:00

Associate Director, Graduate Schools Position Summary:
The Associate Director is responsible for the strategic vision
and coordination of recruitment, marketing, and communications for
the Graduate School. This includes but is not limited to
recruitment plans, communication plans, and retention initiatives
which will enable the Graduate School to meet enrollment
objectives. This position will represent the Graduate School in
enrollment related committees, activities, and recruitment
initiatives both on and off campus as needed.
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.
Excellent oral and written communication and organizational
Experience using and/or coordinating social media.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
Basic computer skills for word processing, excel, recruitment
management systems, and administrative tasks.
Knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of
other cultures or backgrounds
Experience managing a budget
Valid driver's license.
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to
a criminal background investigation based on University policy,
employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal
background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal
background investigation results have been received and cleared by
Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree
Experience working in higher education, preferably in
admissions or graduate studies.
Familiarity with admissions practices and procedures.
Proven ability to collaborate with academic departments and key
campus units in a higher education setting.
Experience working with international and domestic graduate
student populations; success in recruiting and enrolling these
Experience working with customer relationship management (CRM)
Proven ability to manage multiple responsibilities
Strong attention to detail

Application Process:
To assure full consideration, an application along with a
resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names,
addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three
professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online
at ISU
Jobs no later than October 9, 2017.
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Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential
university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic
departments in 6 colleges offer more than 160 major/minor options
in the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Arts and
Sciences, Business, Education, Fine Arts, and Mennonite College of
Nursing. The Graduate School coordinates 94 master's degree
sequences, 10 doctoral programs, and 33 certificate programs.
The University's academic programs are supported by the services
and collections of Milner Library, which contains more than three
million holdings.
Illinois State enjoys many points of pride. The University was
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excellence. Illinois State's freshman retention rate of 81.1
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successful at completing their degrees on time, placing the
University's high graduation rate (73.4 percent) among the top 10
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Alumni go on to successful careers, shown in the very low student
loan default rate of graduates (2.8 percent). They pay back their
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universities. Additionally, Illinois State has been named a Great
Place to Work by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the third
consecutive year.
Campus diversity at Illinois State increasingly reflects the
nation's changing demographics. This year, about one-fifth of our
freshman class comes from underrepresented groups, with a 10
percent increase in African-American students and a 9-percent
increase in Latino/a students. The University enrolls students from
throughout Illinois, 47 other states, the District of Columbia, and
67 other countries. Students are mentored by a faculty that
includes numerous teacher-scholars recognized at national and
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